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I did think it odd that they were missing Christmas - even if its jsut one of the books that would be a good stocking filler.

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Warhammer Adventures: Blackstone Fortress

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Licenced for a Saturday morning cartoon?

 
   
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I’d watch it

Snippets up on the website are actually pretty good. No pretending everything is lovely. Low level violence, with the really ‘orrible bits happening off-screen.

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 Overread wrote:
I did think it odd that they were missing Christmas - even if its jsut one of the books that would be a good stocking filler.


I hope not. GW is getting enough of my Christmas money as it is.

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I keep saying that if they want to sell the complete hobby experience to kids, they should have a nice little board game (like Tomb of the Necrons?) with miniatures for the kids, a couple of Primaris and the shiniest of novelties, all new pushfit Necrons. Give them something tangible that gets them enthused about GW's core business. miniatures.

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What was the release date scheduled for before?
   
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From the 40k excerpt:

"Continue the adventure February 2019."

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https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/11/07/warhammer-adventures-the-audiobooks/
GW is really going for it with their audiobook readers.
David Tennant will read the 40k books and Billie Piper will do the Aos ones. Not sure about Billie Piper, but David Tennant is a great choice.
   
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Billie Piper actually has a good voice for it.
Happy with both those choices
   
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Bit odd how they've managed to get three ex-doctor who actors/actresses to appear in their audio books now. Just a funny coincidence I guess.
   
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I’d imagine the inbetween that they’ve gone to (agents/company involved) manages several of them perhaps.

But definitely the first thing I thought when I saw Tennant and Piper
   
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MistaGav wrote:
Bit odd how they've managed to get three ex-doctor who actors/actresses to appear in their audio books now. Just a funny coincidence I guess.
I know John Hurt has also done voice work for a Space Marine movie. Is he the third Dr. Who actor you are referring too?

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Four, then; Brian Blessed was also in Doctor Who.
   
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Chikout wrote:
https://www.warhammer-community.com/2018/11/07/warhammer-adventures-the-audiobooks/
GW is really going for it with their audiobook readers.
David Tennant will read the 40k books and Billie Piper will do the Aos ones. Not sure about Billie Piper, but David Tennant is a great choice.


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Booooooring!

But ok, might have been the safe bet.

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 Galef wrote:
MistaGav wrote:
Bit odd how they've managed to get three ex-doctor who actors/actresses to appear in their audio books now. Just a funny coincidence I guess.
I know John Hurt has also done voice work for a Space Marine movie. Is he the third Dr. Who actor you are referring too?

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No, Catherine Tate was announced recently for voicing Greyfax in another audibook the other day.
   
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Nice, so that makes 4 Dr Who actors involved in 40K stuff. I dig it

   
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And Sean Pertwee is the son of the third doctor Jon Pertwee and appeared in one of the specials.

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 Galef wrote:
Nice, so that makes 4 Dr Who actors involved in 40K stuff. I dig it

   
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I am puzzled as to why they would want celebrity's to voice them, seems like a pointless expense to me and instantly puts me off buying them.


Has Billie Piper really established herself as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and awarded actors ?
   
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Fairly obvious really. Big names attract more attention then unknowns so you can reach a bigger crowd. Tennant and Piper with their Doctor Who history can appeal to the parents and kids that know their names. And these aren't aimed at an older hobbyist like yourself.
   
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Recognisable and affordable names.

Pretty standard marketing.

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Yea I am reading how popular the idea is with people on facebook now, im shocked, I reckon I woke up in another dimension !!

   
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MistaGav wrote:
Bit odd how they've managed to get three ex-doctor who actors/actresses to appear in their audio books now. Just a funny coincidence I guess.


A British company poaching talent from a popular British TV show makes perfect sense to me. Just be glad GW isn't based in America. We could have Jim Parsons as Roboute and Kayley Cuoco as Alarielle.

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 Rayvon wrote:
I am puzzled as to why they would want celebrity's to voice them, seems like a pointless expense to me and instantly puts me off buying them.


Has Billie Piper really established herself as one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and awarded actors ?


Two reasons- Name recognition, and popularity of her roles. She's also an excellent voice actor. I only wish she would have started earlier and done some voiceover work for some cartoons....



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I guess I totally underestimated the popularity of Dr Who and the power of celebrity fascination, that shows what I know..

To be fair David Tennant was the Dr last time I watched Dr who and he was pretty decent, I can understand that one more than the Billie Piper one, I never really liked her as an actress but if her voice acting is good then fair enough, besides I can just get my lad the books instead !
   
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Tennant also did the audiobooks for How to Train Your Dragon, and they were all fantastic. So he has some history in that arena.

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A quick Google tells me that Billie Piper won a Lawrence Olivier award for her stage work, so it seems she does have some genuine acting credentials. If you go to the warhammer adventures website you can hear audio samples from both series.
   
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Yeah I think people are centering too much on the Dr Who aspect here.
They weren’t chosen because they’re from it.

David Tennant is a very talented actor independent of his work as the Dr (the only time I really enjoyed that show).

Billie Piper as mentioned has done voice, stage and acting.
   
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Billie Piper absolutely killed it in Penny Dreadful.

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